Ens. Ebenezer Avery

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Ebenezer Avery

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Groton, New London, CT, USA
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Son of Parke Avery, Sr.Mary Avery
Husband of Elizabeth Avery; Elizabeth Avery; Elizabeth AveryElizabeth Avery
Father of Elizabeth Williams; Ebenezer Avery; Lydia Avery; John Green Avery; Elisha Avery3 명 더
Brother of Abigail Niles; Dorothy Morgan; Lieut. Parke Avery; Jasper Avery; Eunice Morgan3 명 더

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About Ebenezer Avery

Ebenezer Avery was ensign of the first Groton company of militia (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, 578). He lived in the house on the ferry bank at the corner of Thames and Latham Streets, built for him by his father. He took an active part in the Fort Griswold fight; he was severely wounded and left among the slain. He lived many years and worked at his traid (that of tailor) in a room in his own dwelling-house. To this house, at the foot of Groton Heights, the wounded were taken after the battle; there many of the dead and dying were identified by their relatives and friends. It is said that the blood stains on the floors were to be seen for years. The house now bears a commemorative tablet placed by the Children of the American Revolution. He was a pensioner of the Revolutionary war.

"Ensign Ebenezer Avery, brother of Lieutenant Parke Avery, lived with his family in the house now at the foot of Latham Street where he carried on his trade as tailor. He went into the fort (Griswold) early in the morning and took an active part in the preparations for defense. He was severely wounded by a shot through the lower part of the neck cutting the cords and leaving him senseless as one of the dead. He recovered with the loss of his hearing and lived many years after. It was to his house at the foot of the Heights that the wounded from the wagon were taken, he among the number. The blood stains are still visible on its oaken floor as he would not allow them washed out in his day which ended January 11, 1828, at the age of eighty one"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p. 252

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   Severely wounded at Fort Griswold, 6 Sept. 1781 and left among the slain. The wounded from the battle were taken to his house at the foot of Groton Heights. Ebenezer was ensign of the first Groton company of militia.
   He must have liked the name Elizabeth. Married (1) Elizabeth Green; (2) Mrs. Elizabeth (Smith) Avery, widow of his brother Jasper; (3) Mrs. Elizabeth (Coleman) Latham; (4) Mrs. Elizabeth Elderkin, widow of John Elderkin.

http://www.averymemorialassociation.com/ebavery.htm

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Ens. Ebenezer Avery's Timeline

1746
1746년 August 17일
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1746년 August 17일
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony
1768
1768년 August 17일
Age 22
New London, Connecticut Colony
1769
1769
Age 22
1771
1771년 3월 4일
Age 24
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1773
1773년 April 4일
Age 26
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1775
1775
Age 28
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1777
1777
Age 30
1786
1786
Age 39
New London County, Connecticut, United States
1787
1787년 August 4일
Age 40
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States